Call for papers

Call For Papers

2nd International Workshop on Elastic Networks Design and Optimisation (ELASTICNETS 2017)

June 13-14, 2017
Vilanova, Spain
pre-located to IWQoS2017
The focus of this edition is set on network elasticity and QoS. Two main phenomena are driving the way the network of the future is evolving: the trend towards a network-based elastic form of computing, like Cloud or Fog Computing, where sharing of resources and latency are essential, and the trend towards a mobile Internet for People and Things where network dependability is critical. Immersive VR gaming, autonomous driving or augmented reality systems are examples of applications  extremely demanding in terms of latency, resilience and bandwidth which are not viable without a solid cost-effective elastic network designed to fulfil those requirements.  This network evolution from a static to a smart elastic network is expected to affect end systems, hybrid fog-cloud designs, and all the underlying network spanning radio/optical access, metro and transport segments. The purpose of this workshop is to gather international experts in an informal forum to discuss the latest research advances and trends in smart elastic networking enabling a hyper-connected hyper-computing-based world.

Topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

·        QoS issues on Elastic Networking
·        Wireless and wired Network Dependability
·        IoT, Fog and Cloud Computing Orchestration and Planning
·        Qos in Mobile Edge Computing
·        Mathematical Techniques for Network Planning and Optimisation
·        Elastic Optical Networks (EON): New Technologies, Scheduling and Planning
·        SDN Control Plane Planning and Optimisation
·        Dynamically Reconfigurable Access and Metro Networks
·        Fog Networking
·        5G and beyond-5G technologies enabling fog2cloud
·        HetNets: Small Cell Planning and Optimisation
·        Opportunistic resource sharing
·        Network Orchestration and Management
·        Energy Efficiency in Network Design
·        Complex Fog Networks
·        Cybersecurity in hyper-connected networking


Two types of contributions are welcome:
·    WORKING PAPERS: Contributions of original unpublished work should be submitted in IEEE format (max. 4 pages in both MS Word and PDF format) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please write ELASTICNETWORKS in the subject line when submitting your contribution. Accepted papers will be printed and distributed to the audience (no formal publication). The author will have 20 minutes to present her/his work. There will be no official conference proceedings to facilitate the discussion of on-going work. It will be up to the author to have their papers published in the conference website.   

·    TUTORIALS: Didactic tutorials on mathematical methods and tools for QoS, network planning and optimisation are  welcome. The tutorial proposal should be submitted in a presentation style (PDF format) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please write ELASTICNETWORKS TUTORIAL in the subject line when submitting your contribution.
Accepted tutorials will be given 45 minutes of class.

Important Dates:
Authors are cordially encouraged to submit before May 25, 2017.
Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by May 27, 2017.  
Participants and authors must register at before June 5, 2016.
Registration is free  (no material or food is supplied).
Program Schedule: June 13, 14:30-19:00: Keynote & Tutorials  - June 14: 9:00-15:00: Research Papers

The workshop is organised by the Elastic Network consortium (, a thematic network
focused on the technological challenge of enabling a hyperconnected world.

D. Larrabeiti, J.A. Hernandez, U. Carlos III de Madrid
X. Masip, U. Politécnica de Catalunya

·  ELASTIC NEWORKS  project (TEC2015-71932-REDT)
·  Telefónica